Free Education for Kids on 457 or 482 visas in Regional South Australia

The kids of 457 and 482 visa holders will no longer have to pay to attend government schools in regional South Australia. The Hon John Gardner MP, Minister for Education, announced that this move is expected to attract more foreign workers to settle or work in regional South Australia. The exemption will apply to all eligible students attending schools in regional areas and is effective for the 2019 school year. In past years, skilled workers with a sub-class 457 and…

Labour Market Testing

 Labour Market Testing (Sept 2018) TSS visa or 186 visa or 187 visa** When an employer nominates an overseas skilled worker for a visa, the Australian government wants to be sure that the employer has made a genuine attempt to fill the position with a suitably qualified and/or suitably experienced Australian citizen or permanent resident. Advertising or Labour Market Testing (LMT) has become a critical part of the TSS, 186 and 187 application process. Some people find the LMT requirements confusing. We…

Pathways to PR for 457 and TSS Visa holders

  The Transitional Arrangements The Federal Government has provided transitional arrangements for people who held or had applied for a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 that was subsequently granted. These transitional arrangements are relevant to the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream only. The transitional arrangements include: occupation list requirements will not apply; and the minimum period an applicant is required to have been employed in their nominated occupation/position as the holder of a subclass 457 or TSS visa…